Hammer Price w/ BP
|Lot #: 173
Carl Rungius (American, 1869-1959), "Woods Edge at Dusk"
Oil on Canvas. Signed lower right.
|Ht. 12 x W 16 in.
Originally from a Hardwick, Massachusetts family, then through inheritance.
It is believed to have been purchased from Francis Bealey Antiques in Essex, Connecticut.
No inpaint or restoration.
Sep 29, 2023
Carl Rungius was a leading American wildlife artist. He was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States and he spent his career painting in the western United States and Canada. Active primarily in the first half of the twentieth century, he earned a reputation as the most important big game painter and the first career wildlife artist in North America. Rungius was an avid sportsman and spent more time in the wilderness than other artists. By direct observation in nature, he was able to gain an exceptional insight into the animals and their environment. Rungius painted both landscapes and wildlife, often with both into a single picture. He situated the animals in their natural environment, a practice that was new to painting in early twentieth century North America. His paintings are highly romanticized and represent an Eden-life world without any signed of human impact.
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